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Maha: 200 EV charging stations to be set up in Aurangabad by year-end

'The charging stations will come up at fuel pumps, malls, bus stands, railway stations, business complexes and other locations'

Maharashtra | Electric Vehicles | aurangabad

Press Trust of India  |  Aurangabad 

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The Municipal Corporation has decided to set up nearly 200 charging stations for in the city by this year-end, a senior official said here in .

For this, the civic body will spend about Rs 5 crore of the fund granted under the 15th Finance Commission, municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey told PTI on Wednesday.

"The charging stations will come up at fuel pumps, malls, bus stands, railway stations, business complexes and other locations," he said.

"This will encourage people to go for and help in reducing pollution. The fund granted under the 15 Finance Commission for city will also be used to buy electric cars for official use," another official said.

Notably, the Marathwada Auto Cluster recently launched the Mission Green Mobility initiative with the people's participation, under which 250 electric four-wheelers are set to be purchased by March this year.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, February 17 2022. 10:24 IST